Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Vs Huawei Honor Pad 5

Honor Pad 5 Vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A
Huawei Honorpad 5
Huawei Honor Pad 5Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1
A Built-in Dual Stereo Speakers is attached with it.
It also has powerful processor with Full HD video recording.
Higher frequency of connectivity is available in this tablet.
Great price.
Solid, sharp screen.
Looks and feels a lot like a more expensive tablet.
Good battery life.
No earphone is attached with this device.
It only has one single SIM card slot.
The front camera quality is average.
Limited storage.
Limited graphics power.
Some minor system lag.


Honor Pad 5Tab A 10.1
Dimensions204.2 x 122.2 x 8.2 mm245.1 x 149.4 x 7.6 mm
Weight310 grams16.54 oz (469.0 g)
MaterialsBack: Aluminum
KeysRight: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
ColorsGlacial BlueBlack, Gold, Gray

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1

The design of the body gives quite a bit of modern feeling. The back is mostly made of metal except for the top which is made of plastic. The build quality is quite good as almost the whole body is made of metal. This device is also a little thick and heavy which is fine considering its price. The Tab A 10.1 does feel a little heavy in hand but it’s still comfortable holding it in one hand.

Overall, the design and the build quality of the Tab A 10.1 is pretty good, and as I said before it feels comfortable holding it in one hand and you can do anything you like, like watching videos, browsing, or even reading e-books.

Huawei Honor Pad 5

This device is designed in landscape mode and it looks quite premium. This device looks sleek and the back is made up of metal which makes it feel a lot premium. It is very comfortable while holding it in hand as this device has got landscape mode design. It looks a little thick and also a little heavy as well.

Overall, the design of this device is nice and it looks premium as I mentioned earlier. However, you need to hold the device in both hands as it is designed in landscape mode. But you will be comfortable using this device while holding it in your hand for a long time.


Honor Pad 5Tab A 10.1
Size8.0 inches10.1 inches
Resolution1200 x 1900 pixels1920 x 1200 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 224 PPI
Screen-to-body74.63 %80.80 %
FeaturesAmbient light sensor

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1

As the name suggests it has got a 10.1-inch screen and also it is a laminated display as well. The brightness of the display is also nice as well. Some other aspects like contrast and color reproduction are also nice as well.

Also, the colors are vibrant as well. The viewing angles are nice and also it is a laminated screen which means that there is no air gap between the display and the panel. This increases the user experience especially the drawing and sketching experience.

Overall the display is pleasing as the colors are beautiful and the blacks are deep and you will also love this display as well.

Huawei Honor Pad 5

This device has got a Full HD IPS panel with a screen size of 10.1-inch. The bezels are thick and white in color which doesn’t look modern at all. Also, the display doesn’t look laminated which means if you are a sketcher or an artist then it is not going to be a great experience.

Basically, a laminated screen means that there is no air gap between the display and the panel. This device also has got eye comfort which is a useful feature for kids or even for you but especially for kids. However, there is no auto-brightness feature which is surprisingly shocking.

Overall, this display is decent but it is not as good as the Tab A 10.1’s display.

Hardware & Performance

Honor Pad 5Tab A 10.1
System chipHiSilicon Kirin 710Samsung Exynos 7 7904
ProcessorOcta core (2.2 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
GPUMali-G51 MP4Mali-G71 MP2
Internal storage32 GB128GB
Storage expansionYes Up to 512 GBmicroSDXC up to 512 GB
Device typeTabletTablet
OSAndroidAndroid (10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1

There are two stereo speakers and both these speakers are bottom-firing speakers. These speakers give a nice audio experience but the bass could have been better.

These speakers support Dolby Atmos High-end surround sound but it doesn’t meet my expectations as the audio wasn’t as good as it should have been with the Dolby Atmos.

The performance of this device is good enough for watching videos, browsing, using several social media apps like youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc., or even playing simple or high-end games like PUBG is possible by simply lowering the graphic settings.

Overall, this device is good for doing daily tasks but not good enough for doing high-end work like video editing or photo editing.

Huawei Honor Pad 5

Huawei claims that the speakers are from Harman Kardon but these bottom firing speakers produce very bad audio quality which is very shocking and disappointing as well. If there were two speakers on the top as well than it would have been better.

The performance of this device is good for simple and even high-end games. I played PUBG in HD mode and the games works very nicely. However, I did notice some stutters here and there but nothing major.

Being said that, the Honor Pad 5 is also good for daily task as well like browsing, watching videos, scrolling through social media and things like that.

Overall, the performance is good enough for daily work and also good enough for those who likes playing games. However, I would recommend to play this games at medium settings only for better performance.

Camera & Batterylife

Honor Pad 5Tab A 10.1
RearSingle cameraSingle camera
Main camera8 MP8 MP (Autofocus)
Video recording[email protected]1920×1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Front8 MP5 MP
Battery Capacity5100 mAh6150 mAh
Battery TypeLi-PolymerLi – Ion, Not user replaceable

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1

Now in my opinion the cameras on our mobile phones are much better in comparison to these budget category tablet’s cameras. However, these cameras take decent images in the daylight but we can’t say the same about night images. Overall, these cameras are good for video calling but not good enough for taking photos.

The battery life of the Tab A 10.1 is surprisingly nice and it lasted for 6 and a half hours as we were watching continuous videos at maximum brightness. Recharging it took 3 and a half hours to charge the device completely.

Huawei Honor Pad 5

The rear viewing camera on this device is 5 megapixels, and I highly recommend not to use this camera to take photos as the result is not good and also the front-facing camera is not good as well in terms of image quality and video quality as well. Both of these cameras don’t give nice images but these cameras could be use for video calling if not for anything else.

In terms of battery life I didn’t get the time to test it. But according to my usage I would say that if you are a heavy user than it should last for 5 to 7 hours in a single charge and if you are a normal user than it should last for 10 to 12 hours. Overall, according to my usage I could say that it will last long enough.

Which Should You Buy?

In my opinion if I need to buy one of the tablets from these two than I would go for Galaxy Tab A 10.1 as the performance is good enough for normal usage and for gaming as well. Not only performance but the display, battery life, and also the audio/speaker quality is nice as well. However, you could also go for Honor Pad 5 but in my opinion this is more for personal use.